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Cookie Monster does hard-hitting interview with BBC's 'Newsnight' -- VIDEO

Why did BBC News anchor Emily Maitlis attempt to interview Cookie Monster — seriously — on Monday’s Newsnight? The answer may surprise you.

Okay, it probably won’t — as the Mirror explains, the stunt was meant to promote a new BBC children’s network series that will find Cookie Monster and his pal Elmo living and working in a hotel. (Its name: The Furchester. Why don’t we live in Britain?!)

But promotion or no, this straight-faced clip may be the best thing you’ll see on the Internet today. COOKIIIEEE! OM NOM NOM.

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Feeling 'Doctor Who' withdrawal? Try 'Wizards vs. Aliens,' a new series from Russell T. Davies

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Science fiction is science fiction, fantasy is fantasy, and never the twain shall meet. At least, not until June 1 — when the Hub Network will officially start airing Wizards vs. Aliens, a new series created by Doctor Who rebooter Russell T. Davies and The Sarah Jane Adventures‘s Phil Ford, who also co-wrote the 2009/2010 Who special “The Waters of Mars.” The show’s first season has already aired in its native Britain.

Wizards stars Scott Haran as Tom Clarke, a regular teenager who moonlights as a secret spell-caster. When Tom discovers that the Earth is being invaded by big, scaly, magic-eating aliens — one of whom is played by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, a.k.a. Briennne — he finds himself teaming up with his classmate Benny (Percelle Ascott), a science geek who may be able to help Tom defeat the wicked Nekross.

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